Showing posts with label Developer Technology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Developer Technology. Show all posts

Saturday, May 14, 2016

2016 Best Open Source Projects most appreciated by Developer

2016 Open Source Projects

In 2016 most used Open-Source projects in the world. How the opensource community work for easy workload and best result to the customer. Most of the developer contribute on the blog, forums, developer groups, handling event for the awareness in the community with new tools and technologies. Some of the best open-source projects which developed by contributors in world-wide and also used by the developer community. 

2016 Best Open Source Projects most appreciated by Developer 

1. Bootstrap
Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.

2. Font Awesome
Font Awesome gives you scalable vector icons that can instantly be customized — size, color, drop shadow, and anything that can be done with the power of CSS.

3. jQuery
jQuery is a fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library that has changed the way that millions of people write JavaScript.

4. Debian Planet
Everything about Debian is there, news, events, announcements and more.

5. Twemoji
A simple library (created by Twitter) that provides standard Unicode emoji support across all platforms.

6. Grunt
The JavaScript Task Runner that can do most of that mundane work for you—and your team—with basically zero effort.

7. Ionicons
The premium icon font for Ionic Framework. 100% free and open source. MIT Licensed.

jsDelivr
A free super-fast CDN for developers and webmasters.

Bootswatch
Free themes built for the latest version of Bootstrap.

jQuery Tools
jQuery Tools is a collection of the most important user-interface components for modern websites.
RawGit
RawGit is an open-source tool which serves raw files directly from GitHub with the correct Content-Type headers.

MPC-HC
MPC-HC is an extremely light-weight, open source media player for Windows.
Cash Music
Cash Music is a set of open-source, free forever, digital tools designed to solve real problems for working musicians.

Signet
Signet is a project by HubSpot that displays a unique seal in the developer console of your page.
RRSSB
Ridiculously Responsive Social Sharing Buttons
Material Design Icons
Material Design Icons' allows designers and developers targeting various platforms to download icons in the format, color and size they need for any project.

Waterfox
Waterfox is a high performance browser based on the Mozilla platform. Made specifically for 64-Bit systems, Waterfox has one thing in mind: speed.

MacPorts
The MacPorts Project is an open-source community initiative to design an easy-to-use system for installing either CLI, X11 or Aqua based software on OS X.
Font Famous
The free vector logo font for showing off your press.

CSSgram
A tiny (<1kb gzipped) library for recreating Instagram filters with CSS filters and blend modes.
Instant Logo Search
Search & download thousands of logos (SVG & PNG) instantly.
Easy.js

A lightweight jQuery framework with essential tools.

Stacktable.js
jQuery plugin for stacking tables on small screens.

DevDocs
DevDocs combines multiple API documentations in a fast, organized, and searchable interface.
Zed
Zed is a fully offline-capable, open source, keyboard-focused, text and code editor for power users. You can use Zed to edit local files as well as remote files on any server.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Google Awesome always Announcing Android N Developer Preview Too Early


Google Awesome always Announcing Android N Developer Preview Too Early
Google Awesome always Announcing Android N Developer Preview Too Early 


Google always try to help developer to access new APIs and Developer Tools. Google launching Android Version on the Event Google I/O every summer but this time Google going to do something Big they give Developer to Early too Early Developer Preview for the Developer Yes, Google already launching the Android N Developer Preview for the Developer.

Google had too much change in this Android N Developer Preview they come with Multi-Window work, You can manage the Direct reply of the Notification, Bundle Notification, Efficiency in Battery and also they include Java-8 Language support in Android N Developer Preview.

So, here is all you can find useful resources for the Android N Developer Preview and sample code for the Development of the Apps in Android N.


Android N Developer Preview Sample Source Code


Multi-Window Playground 

    • Android N Multi-Window you have to change the Manifest file properties  android:resizableActivity and yes Android N and above all by default.

Screenshot 

Source Code for Android N Multi-Window - https://github.com/googlesamples/android-MultiWindowPlayground

Source Code for Android N Active Notification  - https://github.com/googlesamples/android-ActiveNotifications

Source Code for Android N Messaging Service  - https://github.com/googlesamples/android-MessagingService

Source Code for Android N Direct Boot - https://github.com/googlesamples/android-DirectBoot

Saturday, February 28, 2015

10 brilliant tools for web design and development

If you've had a quiet time of it these last 12 months, then well done you, because the rest of us were sweating just to keep up with the base rate of change online. HTML5 has reached critical mass, responsive development continued to barrel along at full tilt, then there's audio APIs and WebGL…

Thankfully, the degree of change correlates positively to the problem-solving efforts of the developers and designers everywhere, dug into their respective specialities.

Niche tools

As a result, along with the larger corporate-backed applications, we have a huge host of small tools and libraries, each designed to solve a particular problem or preserve a certain set of possibilities. A couple of these projects have become institutions: Modernizr, keeping the technical playing field level and PhoneGap holding the mobile market open for web types.

Most encouragingly, there's room for some 'just for the hell of it' type experimentation. And even a bit of self-congratulation, evidenced by the fact that Google felt confident enough about some tools to package and prink them into the Yeoman project.

Indeed, this is a handsome list, with good representation for most slices of the development pie. From full-scale IDEs to small, exotic libraries with beautiful aesthetics. But what gives this year its character is the poise that these tools exhibit. Within it's niche, each one shows that we use are beginning to outdistance the problems, freeing ourselves up to give more though to the creative possibilities of the web. How's that for joyous tidings? Happy Holidays!

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02. Fontello

Price: Free
Why is it so hard to find a set of icons that covers all the bases with a consistent look and feel? One of life's great mysteries perhaps. Well, wonder no more because Fontello not only has all the icons you need but you can pick and choose the glyphs you need and compile these into your own minimalist set.

You can, of course, download the entire set of icons from theGitHub repository (actually it's several sets) but thefontello.com interface makes customising your font so easy it's the only sensible approach. The project is open source but as always, donations would be appreciated.

03. Proto.io

Price: Free - $49/Month

A good prototyping tool should allow you to get up and running fast but also provide enough depth that you can refine your ideas to the point where they don't need you leaning over a user's shoulder saying things like "Just ignore that bit for now".Proto.io does just this.

It also handles all the touch gestures you might want, tackles animations and provides for sharing and commenting. It's smooth to use and thankfully, there's a free plan too.

04. Foundation 3

Price: Free

Responsive design seems to have gone from zero to about a thousand miles an hour in no time flat. And things are still changing fast enough that small development shops are hard-pushed to stay up to date, let alone conduct their own R&D. That's where Foundation 3 comes in.

Developed by ZURB, an agency with the resources and experience available to throw at the responsive problem, Foundation 3 can act as a blueprint for your own projects, a rapid prototyping tool or even as an object lesson in how to address some of the web's must current issues.

The latest release introduces a simplified grid structure and makes the jump to SASS/Compass, allowing for a more readily flexible approach to styling. Though it makes sense to work with SASS if you are planning to have a look at Foundation 3, the customisable download is conceived to allow a straight CSS version too.

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5. Dreamweaver CS6

Price: From £344.32

Fluid layouts, CSS3 transitions and enhanced PhoneGap support lead the charge in the latest update to Adobe's web design all-rounder. There's no denying that Dreamweaver CS6hits the ground running.

The problem which Dreamweaver has always had is the difficulty of balancing it's across the board functionality with the need to keep out of the user's way. CS6 actually manages this pretty well.

The new fluid layouts are handy but in fact are the least convincing new feature. That accolade probably goes to CSS3 transitions which are, with Dreamweaver's help, fun to explore.

06. Cloud9 IDE

Price: Free/$12 per month Premium

This year the browser-based IDE finally came of age with a number of promising projects offering fully-featured apps which make collaborating from anywhere on even large-scale projects. Among these, Cloud9 has the edge.

The code editor is very usable. Code completion, smart drag and drop document trees, FTP integration and all that, but it's the connectivity which makes Cloud9: If a team are hacking the same file, each user is identified by their own coloured cursor. A chat module closes the feedback loop.

Integrated with the likes of GitHub, capable of working offline, and generally intuitive to use. If you want a 'code anywhere' solution, look at this one first.

07. Sencha Touch 2

Price: Free

There's no denying that the mobile/touch device has changed web development for good. It's a broader, more heterogenous world out there and everyone wants a piece of the action.Sencha Touch 2 aims to put that dream within reach of HTML5 developers.

An improved API, stronger docs and training materials as well as firmed-up native integration with many leading devices all make Sencha Touch 2 a serious contender for the mobile development framework of choice. There is a learning curve but, since Sencha aims to be an end-to-end package, at least there's only one slope to climb.

08. Adobe Edge Inspect

Price: Free
A great little app for mobile developers, formerly known asAdobe Shadow, which cuts a huge amount of hassle from the design process. Just pair your devices (Android and iOS) with your main machine. Then the sites you browse to are echoed direct to every connected device.

If you've got conditional code or responsive templates then these should work fine. And if you want to tinker with the code, just hit the angle brackets next to your paired device (in Chrome) and away you go.

09. Brackets

Price: Free

You'd think by now that the concept of the code editor would be pretty mature. There's so many out there and they're all so similar it's easy to imagine that the final blueprint has been found. Brackets shows that even at this level there's plenty of possibilities left to explore.

The central goal for Brackets seems to be a removal of all the repetitive little tasks we fold into the development process. Browser reloading, editing an element's CSS, function searching. Full credit to those involved because, even at beta stage, Brackets is refreshingly good to use. Check out their YouTube channel.

And if you'd like an augmented experience, now you can sign up for Adobe's creative cloud and get Edge Code. Built on Brackets, Edge Code adds some excellent features for typography and PhoneGap.

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10. Modernizr 2.6

Price: Free

Leading with improved geolocation, WebGL and a host of community contributed detections, the latest update toModernizr delivers some important new detects for the progressive enhancement cabal to get their teeth into.

Version 2.6 of the popular browser capability detection tool updates a couple of dependencies too, but the largest volume of new detects comes from the community. The list itself makes interesting reading: css-backgroundposition-xy, css-subpixelfont, svg-filters, vibration…

If you're keen to make use of the latest features in a responsible fashion then this is one library you need to keep up to the minute.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Pebble Time SDK preview now available for developers


The Pebble Time watch will bring new capabilities for developers thanks to its color screen, so the new 3.0 SDK opens up these options. Apps built with the 2.0 SDK will only require minor changes to upgrade and once done, developers can add color support for the new watches.
Two notable features of the new SDK are the ability to animate in the interface, along with support for building apps that connect into the new “timeline” interface.
The 3.0 SDK is available as a preview right now to give developers the opportunity to build or upgrade their apps and may change over the coming months.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Top 5 Developer Technology Trends For 2015

The previous 5 years have been a golden era for technology. We must embrace the innovations and the challenges we have encountered during this era. Most of us love these challenges. That is what makes us what we are. We build the future. We build for the future. We are vested in the future. And we innovate the future.
In the past few years, technology has not only helped us connect all over the globe but has also helped us live longer and with an improved quality of life. Technology has helped us fight and cure some serious diseases and the trend continues. World famous technologist, Mr. Bill Gates wrote in his annual letter that the world is improving each year and humans are living longer and healthier than ever before. Mr. Gates also wrote that by year the 2035, there will be nearly no poor countries left in the world.
“By 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world.”
- Bill Gates
Not only just the connectivity, but today humans are becoming involved in communities more than ever before. Today, during a crisis, help arrives much faster than ever before. Today, information is being consumed more than ever before. I would not say humans are more intelligent but I can certainly say that they are becoming more knowledgeable.
Most of the credit goes to the technology. Let’s take an example of C# Corner. C# Corner was founded in 1999-2000 as a code sharing website where I started sharing new topics I learned. Slowly, it opened up doors to other members and contributors. Many of them today are famous authors, architects, project managers, CIOs and CEOs. Some have started their own companies. Recently, I met a successful CEO who admitted that his company began with products he built using one of my articles on C# Corner. C# Corner has helped millions of developers in the past 14 years. This has all been enabled by technology.
“C# Corner has helped millions of developers worldwide.”- Mahesh Chand
If you look back at the Top 6 Software Development Trends in 2011, it was an era of cloud computing, smart devices, bulk management and the social media integration. Three years later, here we are with a different view of technologies.
As technologists, it is very important for us to understand the current and the future trends. In this article, my goal is to focus on the top 5 software technology trends for the year 2014. My data gathering philosophy is quite different. While I do read online publications and reports, most of my analysis is done using my own experience working with various startups, small, medium and large local companies.
Top 5 Developer Trends for 2015
In the year 2014, I see opportunity for the following 5 technologies:
  1. JavaScript and HTML 5
  2. Big Data
  3. Mobile and Apps
  4. Personal and Private Clouds
  5. Wearable
Trend #1. JavaScript and HTML 5
HTML 5 was the darling of 2011 and 2012 but 2013 has been loving JavaScript and JS related libraries. JavaScript is not only browser friendly but also very flexible and easy to use. JavaScript libraries are on the rise. There are hundreds if not thousands of good and useful libraries developed by the developers and most of them are free and open source.
JavaScript libraries like jQuery, Node.js, Knockout.js, AngularJS, and Backbone.JS are becoming a part of the mainstream web development. While the mobile trends are growing, so are the needs for responsive and interactive web sites and JavaScript is a big player in it.
Recently, HTML 5 has continued to become a vital part of the Web development. However, HTML 5 trends have declined compared to JavaScript.
Figure 1 is a Google Trends graph showing the popularity of JavaScript over HTML 5 in year 2013.


Now, these trends may provide some idea but as we all know, both HTML and JavaScript are used together. As a web developer, just one is not going to help you. You must know and use both.
Trend #2. Big Data
Big Data has been the technology of 2013 and continues to be in demand in 2014. Figure 2 shows Google Trends for big data in 2013 and based on this, I can easily predict a high demand for big data analysts and scientists in 2014. Google Trends are not only where I got my facts; I also meet many clients and I am being asked for big data engineers and analysts.


As its name suggests, Big Data is a large and complex collection of data. Traditional DBMS and relational databases are not designed to handle and process big data. Today’s requirements has become such that we need everything now. Due to the Internet speed, people don’t want to wait.
The challenge of Big Data is not only the large volume of data but also the processing and formatting of the data. Once the large data is stored, how do you search, index, process and generate it in the format that applications need.
Last year alone, there have been hundreds of startups focusing on just big data. A few key early adopters in big data platforms are SAP Hana, Vertica, VoltDB, Dryad, APACHE Pig, Apache Hive, and Apache Mahout. Most of the major technology companies including Oracle, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon are spending a major budget on big data.
IDC predicts a $24 Billion market for Big Data in 2016. Figure 3 lists the top vendors by revenue in Big Data.


Trend #3. Mobile and Apps
There are 6.587 billion mobile devices in the world, according to mobiThinking.com. The table in Figure 4 lists the total devices in the world and the top 14 countries.


Today, software development is changing rapidly. The software industry is ready to disrupt the way we think about software. Not only the businesses but the consumers and the developers think differently as a result of the way software is built, maintained and consumed.
Mobiles and apps are the trends today. Every business wants to move to mobile. Every person wants to consume information and service via his/her mobile.
“iOS and Android developers demand will continue to grow in 2015.”
Both the Google Play store and Apple iTunes Store have over 1 Million apps and over billons of downloads. Even Microsoft’s new baby, Windows Store has over 200,000 apps. An average US smartphone user has 41 apps downloads.
That means, both iOS and Android developers are in and will be in high demand.
Android app development has grown much faster in 2013 compared to iOS and Windows Phone. Google Trends in Figure 5 present the following graph trends for iOS vs Android vs Windows Phone.


In the preceding graph, the red line is Android, the blue line is iOS and the yellow line is Windows Phone.
“We’re seeing a tremendous disruption by mobile”
- Prashant Fuloria
“We’re seeing a tremendous disruption by mobile” as huge numbers of people move from the traditional web to mobile devices, Prashant Fuloria, Chief Product Officer of Flurry said. That’s being driven by the large number of mobile devices around the world, and there’s plenty of room for more growth.
Trend #4. Personal and Private Clouds
Personal clouds are becoming a way to store and manage our personal data and documents. If you look at Google, Apple, Microsoft, Adobe and even companies like Sony have built personal clouds for their users. Now, all that users must do is, have a smart device with an Internet connection
Google, Microsoft, and Adobe continue to improve their products to work in the cloud. Not only consumer services but heavy resource centric products such as Adobe Photoshop, Google Docs, Microsoft Office 365 and even Visual Studio Online are now cloud based solutions. From the business aspect, look around and you will find cloud solutions for accounting, billing, scheduling, mailing, document management systems and pretty much everything else.
“Personal Clouds will be the way to store personal data.”
A private cloud is a secured cloud solution built for a specific client or product. Each private cloud has a dedicated pool of resources allocated to the account. Private clouds are better suited for clients that need privacy, security, and control.
Trend #5. Wearable Devices
The next generation of mobile seems to be like the wearable devices. Samsung, Apple, Microsoft and other companies are now working on wearable devices such as watches, keys, glasses, and clothes.


For software developers, all we need to do is learn one more API for a device. However, it seems like Android and Java will be big players in this field. For example, to build a Google Glass app, all you need to do is, learn the Glass API and start building the app. Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows Phone are way behind in this field.
“Wearable app and Android will be the trend to watch in 2015.”
2014 will be the year of hobbyist app developers focusing on wearable device app development.